Charles Clark announced and retired as Commissioner effective December 2006. Few Georgia real estate professionals can remember a time when Charles Clark was not the Georgia Real Estate Commissioner. That is primarily because his tenure spans three decades. He has also served in the dual capacity as the Georgia Real Estate Appraisers Board’s only Commissioner since that Board was established in 1990.
Mr. Clark has been highly respected as a regulator and regarded as a leader among his peers nationwide. Licensees, as well as the public, benefited from his willingness to foster development of innovative teaching methods and delivery systems while encouraging schools, instructors, and licensees to challenge stifling rules and regulations that may have limited educational development. His willingness to promote new ideas led to early advancements in technology, a helpful expansion in course content, changes in electronic testing techniques, and an overall modernization of the way real estate licensees are regulated.
Mr. Clark is also known for his inspiring presentations at the annual school meetings and during other real estate and regulatory meetings and events. He leaves behind a pair of shoes that may be tough to fill. Best wishes to you Mr. Clark.